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Have You Flown On United DC-10?  
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6298 times:

Note: July 19 is an important day in United's DC-10 history. 23 years ago, on July 19, a United DC-10 experienced major problem inflight and declared an emergency landing. The DC-10 crash landed and broke up. Most passengers survived the crash landing.

Have I flown on United DC-10? Yes, once, in late summer of 1989. The route was ORD-SFO. The flight was a good experience for me.

I would like to know if you have flown on United DC-10. If you have, please tell where and when.

Thank you.

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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6288 times:

I vividly remember the look of this plane:

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Many DC-10s United had.. 5 United DC-10s on a departure bank at ORD was common back then.

[Edited 2012-07-18 15:14:29]

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User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 days ago) and read 6274 times:

I flew UA DC10's numerous times between DTW and ORD and LAX and ORD. Great aircraft.

You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26845 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 days ago) and read 6262 times:

I flew on one but cant remember the route. It was around 1991 could have been DEN or ORD . Miss those and loved the UA cabins.

User currently offlinee38 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6245 times:

March 19, 1976

United flight 238, Denver Stapleton International Airport (DEN) to Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW); and
United flight 86, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

At Detroit, I had to deplane and check in again for the second flight, although it was the same aircraft and crew operating both flights, DEN-DTW and DTW-PIT.

I was not able to get the registration number.


User currently offlineBlueLine From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 6231 times:

My first trip on a widebody was on a UA DC-10, ORD-MCO-ORD in February of 1998. We were parked next to the DC-10 that flew the Denver Broncos after they won the Super Bowl a few days earlier on the ORD-MCO leg. It had to have been the smoothest flight I've ever taken. I got to sit in the cockpit and talk with the first officer after landing at MCO. The picture of me sitting in the left seat is sitting on the mantle at my parent's house.

User currently offlineBeardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 503 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

Lots of UA DC 10 flights.
ORD-DEN (part of ORD-DEN-LAX and later ORD-DEN-ONT, with DEN-ONT on a 733)
but the first one was ORD-BOS and back in 1977

those were usually very pleasant flights, but sometime in the mid-1990s on ORD-DEN it occurred to me that the 733s were faster to board/unload and that there was less commotion going on

135 hrs PIC (mostly PA-28) - not current. Landings at MDW, PIA, JAN.
User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6096 times:

I flew ORD - SFO on August 27th 1992 and DEN-SEA on 17 October 1998 !

Fly easyJet
User currently offlinebennator From Singapore, joined Mar 2012, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6068 times:

I flew just once, sometime n 1995 or 1996 from ORD-CLE. It's amazing to think I had that chance then (when I was still very young), when I was older and remembered my flights better, all my CLE-CHI flights became 737 or E145.

User currently offlinemfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

What a great question! Even though I flew DC-10's many times, most were on Northwest Airlines. My only flight on a UA DC-10 was on August 17, 1992 from DTW to ORD. I specifically remember the flight, because I found a fat, full wallet in the seat pocket, and turned it in to the flight attendant. I didn't realize to appreciate at the time flying a wide body on a short domestic hop like DTW to ORD. For what it's worth, I did fly Continental DC-10's on LAX-EWR, EWR-DEN and BOS-DEN in the post-People Express years of 1986 and 1987. Post-merger, could we count those as UA DC-10 flights?

ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6063 times:

YVR-SEA - first service of the morning IIRC (I had taken the Greyhound through the night from Vernon BC to catch that flight), in March 1996 - there was coffee and juice on offer for the short sector and the load-factor must have been 30% or so as I don't recall many other passengers nearby at all, which was a good thing as I was traveling sub-load!

It was the same livery as pictured above - and the cabin dividers were the famous multi-coloured, striped, deep-pile carpet: must've weighed a tonne!

Next up: LAX-LHR NZ002 Y SkyCouch! LHR-LAX NZ001 Y
User currently offlinedelawareusa From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6062 times:

Both ways:
ord-phl many times in mid 90s
bwi-ord many times Late 90s until Sep 2001. (they were trying to keep give Southwest in check)
ord-den - many times late 90s
ord-las - once each way
phl-den - only once, surprise sub for 757 in late 90s

User currently offlinepocho From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6046 times:

Did UA operate the DC-10 on the LAX-HNL route, January 1995? I was only five years old at the time, but it was a widebody and I want to say it was a United DC-10.

User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6007 times:

Quoting pocho (Reply 12):
Did UA operate the DC-10 on the LAX-HNL route, January 1995? I was only five years old at the time, but it was a widebody and I want to say it was a United DC-10.

I'm sure they did. In the April 1995 OAG UA had 3 daily DC-10s LAX-HNL

User currently offlineflyerboy1990 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

Yes. About 1997 or 1998 from CLE-ORD. Aunt was a flight attendant. Got us along with my sister into first class (it was near empty). Being 7 or 8 years old I remember being pinned to my seat on takeoff. That's when my love of aviation began...

Flown in: 712, 722, 73G, 738, 752, DC10, CR2, CR9, A319, A320 Want to fly in: A330, 767, 777, MD80, E170 series
User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5862 times:

Yes....way back on Aug 22, 1978 between DEN and ORD enroute back to BDL. (The flight from ORD to BDL was a DC-8-61). The week before when we went out too Denver was my first ever plane trip. Coming home, I was amazed at how big the UA DC-10 was. During the flight there was a cartoon short subject "The Puppy Who Wanted a Boy"..followed by "ABC Wide World of Sports" playing on the screens at the front of the cabin sections. Impressive for an 8 year old. I am not sure of the flight number...would be curious to find out.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8484 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (2 years 16 hours ago) and read 5824 times:
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Don't have the dates to hand but I flew a UA DC-10-10 PHX-ORD back in the 90's.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 hours ago) and read 5796 times:

Quoting September11 (Thread starter):
Have You Flown On United DC-10?

Yes, on UA: 3 times. SEA-ORD back in the early 90's. Then SFO-HNL-LAX in 1996.

On NW: 4 times. SEA-MSP-SEA in 1997 and 1998.

These were the only times I ever got to fly on the mighty DC-10, and loved EVERY minute of it!

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offline63bobster From Netherlands, joined Jan 2012, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

I had my share of DC10's in the past, unfortunately never with UA (2x AA, 2x LH and a number of times on KL).

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